The National Eye Institute
Selects ON Technology Solution
to Manage PC Applications and Security Compliance
National Institutes of Health
Organization Chooses ON Command CCM® to Provide
Robust and Reliable Deployment of Security Patches
& Applications While Reducing IT Personnel Costs
MA (June 6, 2002)- - ON Technology (NASDAQ:
ONTC), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure
management solutions, today announced that the National
Eye Institute has selected ON Command CCM to manage
its network of scientific workstations distributed across
five buildings in Washington, DC. The National Eye Institute
(NEI), one of the federal government's National Institutes
of Health (NIH), conducts and supports research that
prevents and treats eye diseases and other vision disorders.
The NEI installation is in addition to several existing
installations of ON Command CCM within the federal government,
including the National Library of Medicine, Nellis Air
Force Base, Luke Air Force Base, the Missile Defense
Agency, and the USAF Air Mobile Command.
ON Command CCM will provide a robust management infrastructure
for instantaneously deploying security patches and updates
to all of the Institute's workstations. According to
Network World magazine, Microsoft has issued 20 security
and hot-fix patches -- such as the Nimda and Code Red
patches -- in the first four months of 2002 alone, accentuating
the need for automated management tools such as ON Command
CCM. ON Command CCM's centralized, automated, and push-based
approach eliminates the need for the Institute to physically
send IT technicians to each workstation to perform critical
software updates, thus minimizing IT costs and ensuring
a secure and reliable computing infrastructure. ON Command
CCM will also be used to generate management reports
that document the real-time status of all workstations
with respect to their security compliance.
In addition, ON's unique solution
will be used to deploy and manage over 50 applications
used by the organization's scientists and administrators,
including office productivity applications such as Microsoft
Outlook and Office as well as Oracle database and statistical
analysis programs. The NEI expects to maximize the productivity
of its scientists by leveraging ON's unattended "lights-out"
operation, by which updates are deployed at off-hours
-- even to machines that have been turned off. ON's
add-on inventory solution will be used for hardware
and software asset management, software usage monitoring
and license compliance, while ON Command Remote will
be used for Help Desk troubleshooting and support.
According to NEI, the Institute investigated competitive
solutions but chose ON Command CCM because of its superior
robustness and comprehensive functionality. The Institute's
management recognized they simply could not afford to
hire ever-increasing numbers of technicians to handle
the ongoing need for mission-critical security updates
via traditional "sneakernet". In addition,
they felt the problem would only be compounded by the
future growth of new computing devices such as wireless
PDAs and other mobile devices.
NEI is also planning to use ON
Command CCM to automate the Institute's migration to
Windows XP. In addition to performing unattended installs
of the operating system and all applications, ON's intelligent
agent will also be used to automatically disable potential
XP security holes such as instant messaging.
Unlike conventional management
solutions from vendors such as Marimba and Novadigm,
ON Command CCM is the only enterprise-class system that
offers full lifecycle management, including unattended
operating system installations and one-click disaster
recovery. ON Command CCM also allows distributed enterprises
like NEI to easily manage all of its users from a single
centralized console, including both LAN-connected users
on its main campus as well as remote and mobile users.
Robert L Doretti, Chairman, CEO
and President of ON Technology said, "Once again,
we are pleased to have been selected by the federal
government to develop a unique solution for the needs
of the NEI. At a time when security and integrity of
data is more important than ever, our products will
allow the NEI to deploy not only critical security patches,
but Windows XP as well. And, of course, our solution
accomplishes these tasks remotely, resulting in a reduction
of IT costs."
the National Eye Institute
Established by Congress in 1968 to protect and prolong
the vision of the American people, the National Eye
Institute (NEI), one of the Federal government's National
Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports research
that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other
disorders of vision. This research leads to sight-saving
treatments, reduces visual impairment and blindness,
and improves the quality of life for people of all ages.
NEI-supported research has advanced our knowledge of
how the eye functions in health and disease.
Vision research is supported by
the NEI through approximately 1600 research grants and
training awards made to scientists at more than 250
medical centers, hospitals, universities, and other
institutions across the country and around the world.
The NEI also conducts laboratory and patient-oriented
research at its own facilities located on the NIH campus
in Bethesda, Maryland. Additional information about
the NIH can be found at www.nei.nih.gov.
About ON Technology Corporation
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Gerald Kimber White
Allen & Caron Inc.
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